All southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway at Sherman Way in Van Nuys were closed Wednesday after a crash involving five cars and a big rig shortly before 9:30 a.m., authorities said.
The northbound far left and carpool lanes were also closed.
About 40 Los Angeles firefighters responded and had set up a triage area to evaluate crash victims, Fire Department spokesman Shawn Lenske said.
No additional information on the cause of the crash or the nature of the injuries was immediately available.
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